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Exciting new times are continuing at Whitefriars College this year with the second season of Auskick!more

Vale Jill Battersby

All at Whitefriars Old Collegians Football Club are saddened to hear of the death of Jill Battersby.more

Dick Baker

We wish to inform our players, members, officials and supporters that Dick Baker has advised the club he will not be continuing in the role of Senior Coach in 2017 due to other commitments.more

Notice of Special General Meeting

A Special General Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday 21st July 2016 at 8pm at the Mark Bateman Rooms, 156 Park Road Donvale.more

Thirty Years of Friar Moments.

And we are kicking off the identification of the Top Ten Moments. John Crough has assembled a group of Friars from across the range of years to help adjudicate, but most of it will be done through social media.more

Noel Kierce Match Day Luncheon

A reminder of our match day lunch next week. The Friars are taking on
Parade on the day and we would love to see a great contingent come along.more

Footy Update

A good weekend on the ground with two wins and a narrow defeat.more

Christian Petracca to debut

Congratulations to past Whitefriars College student Christian Petracca making his debut for Melbourne Football Club. Disrupted by a knee injury last year great to see him back up and running again.more

30 Years of Friars Footy

The committee is working on a number of initiatives to commemorate the milestone. In order to run those initiatives we will need engagement and support, so any ex-players and supporters who can spare any amount of time will be much appreciatedmore

Footy Update

Check in to see how the Friars are going on the track this pre season.more

Membership Packages

Become a Friars Member in 2016.more

Social schedule

Planning is well underway for our social scene. Whilst there is more to do here are the dates to pencil in to your diaries.more

The Big League

Congratulations go out to Sam Weideman (Football Captain 2015) who was drafted to Melbourne and Sam Collins (2012) who has been selected by Fremantle after playing with the Box Hill Hawks.more

Friars Golf Day - Friday March 4

The Battle for the Brown Jacket is on again. With the closure of the Eastern Golf Club course in Doncaster the event is moving to the Eastwood Golf Club in Kilsyth which has been kindly arranged by Friar great Chris Carrig. You are invited along with your friends to come and join us on what promises to be another outstanding renewal of the Friars Golf Day!more

Annual General Meeting

The Whitefriars Old Collegians Football Club will hold its 2015 Annual General Meeting at the following time and location. Whitefriars OCFC - Mark Bateman Room, Whitefriars College. on Tuesday October 21, 2015 at 7:30pmmore

200 Games for Staffo

Brendan Stafford, one of our most decorated players will play his 200th game on Saturday. Along with the team and competition awards Brendan has won, there are several other traits that make him so valuable to the club.more

From the Coaches

Since the last newsletter we have played another six games with mixed results. Two excellent wins at home v Old Mentone and Bulleen Temp, a last quarter fade out at home against Prahran Assumption and three heavy losses away to the top three sides in Kew, Ormond & Old Geelong.more

A Message from the President

A big 6 weeks of football are in front of all of our teams as we head towards the end of the home and away season.more

Social Scene

The Friars Ball was a great success. There are a number of other events coming upmore

Support the Friars in Supporting East Timor

Whitefriars and the Carmelites have built a relationship with communities of East Timor, have decided to send over a container of donated items for the less fortunate communities over there. With the container almost half full, they have asked the Football Club to assist and contribute to the cause.more

Honouring an Icon

The last week has been a historic week in the history of Whitefriars College, the death of Fr Vincent Noel Kierce O.Carm has been a terribly sad occasion.more

Friars Ball 2015

The annual Friars Ball is at a new venue with a whole new format. Join players, partners, parents, supporters & friends for a big cocktail style celebration.more

From the Coaches

Seniors, reserves and under 19s coaches have their say on the season so far.more

Clubbies 2005 Premiership Reunion Lunch

Saturday May 30 11:45am
Mark Bateman Clubrooms
$40 per head (includes 2 course meal with drinks at bar prices)
Whitefriars vs Old Mentonians
Club memberships will be available on the day
Social Membership $80 – includes entry to luncheon.
Gold Friar $250 – includes entry into all Matchday Luncheons for 2015more

Daisy Bateman

An update on Mark and Deb’s daughter who is pushing the elite level in the girls ranks and has been selected to play State Under 16 AFL in the National Championships.more

VALE – Fr Noel Kierce, O.Carm

Whitefriars Old Collegians Football Club expresses our deep sympathy to Fr Noel’s family and to the Carmelite Community.more

Tailored Lifetime Solutions

Whitefriars Football Club are pleased to have Tailored Lifetime Solutions extend their support for the club into 2015. Tailored Lifetime Solutions offer financial planning services for every stage of life.more

Season Opening Luncheon

Get down to the season opening function and watch the Friars take on Ormond in the first game of the season.more

From the Coaches

Check out what the friars coaches have to say as they prepare for a big season.more

Club Leaders

Last Thursday saw the announcement of our leadership group for 2015. Congratulations go out all of these terrific club representatives.more

Welcome to the Ranks

We have a number of players who have joined the club plus a number of Under 19s that have graduated to senior ranks.more

2015 Membership Packages

The Mighty Friars will only survive and prosper if all supporters get behind the club, participate in the various events, encourage the players and be involved. A great way to show your support is through one of our social memberships.more

Communications and Social Media

Our web site will remain as the key repository of Friar info and it has been complemented over the last couple of years by our facebook page We have now also joined Twitter with the handle @friarsfooty. So be sure to like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter.more

Sponsors get on Board for 2015

With our recent announcement of the continued support of Smith Feutrill along with the ongoing support of the Harp of Erin Hotel the club is pleased to have two great alliances. In addition the Old Collegians Association have also contributed their support. But there is always room for more support to help us through 2015.more

Smith Feutrill Sign Up for the Friars in 2015

Whitefriars OCFC and Smith Feutrill Accountants and Advisors have extended their association into the 2015 season.more

Friars Golf day 2015


Christmas Newsletter

In this issue


A VAFA side will take on an Australian GAA side in International Rules this Sunday at Sandringham's Trvor Barker Oval as the curtain raiser to the VFL v All-Ireland match with Friars star Mitch Malt making the teammore

Ryan Malt & VAFA rep team

Congratulations to Ryan and the VAFA rep team who recently toured N.Z.more

Assistant Coach 2015

Dean Thorn to continue as Senior Assistant Coachmore

Under 19 Coach 2015

Great news for the club and the wider Whitefriars Football Community with the appointment of David Kelseymore

Club President 2015

Norman Elliott new President of Whitefriars Old Collegians Football Club.more

Former Friar appointed Gold Coast CEO

Former friars player Andrew Travis has today been announced as the new CEO of the Gold Coast SUNS.more

Senior Coach 2015

After an exhaustive process the coaching selection panel have recommended that Dick Baker be appointed Senior Coach for 2015. The committee have ratified the decision.more

Ribeye & Risotto Lunch 23rd August at Friar Park

It’s on again so you are invited to join Mein Hosts and Chef Extraordinaires Feuta and Pratty who will put on a feast of Prime Rib and Risotto along with appropriate refreshments from the amply stocked Friars Bar.more

Whitefriars OCFC & Donvale FC

Whitefriars Old Collegians Football Club and Donvale Football Club hereby announce that they have mutually agreed to not continue their discussions towards the forming of a merged club for 2015 and beyond.more

The latest news

For all the latest go to Newsletters to find out what's happening at the Friarsmore

An Official Statement from Whitefriars O.C.F.C.

Whitefriars and a potential merger with Donvale Football Clubmore

A brand new Friar

Who is this little fellow? He looks Super!more

Friars Golf day

Friars Golf day at Eastern Golf Clubmore

Friars appoint 2014 Senior Coach

The Whitefriars Old Collegians Football Club, who will play in Division One of the Victorian Amateur Football Association in season 2014, announces the appointment of Fraser Cameron as SENIOR COACH.more

Friars Footy - 2013 Presentation Night

Brendan Stafford claimed the Simon Strike Medal at the Friars Presentation Night last Friday. Stafford scored the maximum votes in the last round to win by 2 votes from Daniel Hogan. In his first year at the club, Alex Marcello finished in 3rd place as well as picking up the award as Best First Year Player.more


What looked like a massive mountain to climb 12 months ago has been conquered in grand style with the Jeremy Freeman inspired Under 19 team taking out the Section 3 Premiership in an epic battle against AJAX at Sandringham on Sundaymore
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